Benjamin Füglister Photography Born in 1978 in Zürich, Switzerland. Lives in Berlin, Germany.
Project DescriptionWhen arriving in Japan these days it is striking how many people wear masks to protect themselves from catching the swine flu. Diving into city life one quickly realizes that there are various mask models, not to say fashionable designs, on the market.
H1N1/Prêt à Porter is a documentary project portraying people wearing “fashionable” masks. The photographs were taken in a clean studio set-up applyig classic light for portrait photography with asstes in fashion photography. The resluts intends to strike the mental models we carry of fashion and medicine.
Exhibitions (Excerpt)2010, LEGS, pep+noname gallery, Basel, Switzerland
2009, LUMINOUS.RADIANT, IAF Shop, Fukuoka, Japan
2009, piclet.org / PopUp / #1 / Berlin / Seduction, Berlin, Germany
2008, Remember at the Oarhouse gallery, Manila, Philippines*
2008, Penetration 1 at pep+noname gallery, Basel, Switzerland
2008, Marina at Galerie Waschhaus, Berlin, Germany
2007, Body/Mind at pep+noname gallery, Basel, Switzerland
2007, Remember at 2. Foto Festival Mannheim Ludwigshafen Heidelberg, Germany
2006, Pick-up/Hide Away at Galerie Automatique, Art Basel, Switzerland
2005, Marina at pep+noname gallery, Basel, Switzerland
* Exhibition was cancelled by the gallery due to the fact that REMEMBER was to provocative to the audience.